Overall, Schools Fared Well in Tuesday's Election
Voters in the Bradleyville School District said yes to a tax levy increase. The money will be used for repairs and maintenance at schools, for staffing and for operating expenses.
A measure to allow the Fordland School District to raise its tax levy for a new early childhood center was approved. The center will also serve as a FEMA storm shelter for the community.
A bond issue for Neosho Schools was approved by voters Tuesday. Neosho plans to build a new junior high school.
Voters in the Richards R-V School District in Howell County turned down a ballot issue that would have allowed the district to build a high school.
A bond issue for Billings Schools was approved. Among other things, the district will construct a multipurpose facility that will serve as a FEMA storm shelter.
Voters said yes to a ballot issue for Galena Schools. The district plans to build a tornado safe room at the elementary school and high school and will improve school buildings.
A $20 million bond issue for Ozark Schools was approved. The district plans to expand school buildings, add a ninth grade center and build five storm safe rooms.